Second Life: Linden Lab CEO departs company

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 12:36 GMT By Dave Cook

Second Life developer Linden Lab has lost its CEO Rod Humble after the parting ways with the firm.


It follows my investigation into the state of Second Life today, with insight from many gamers who have stuck with it for all of its ten-year lifespan.

Humble posted his departure notice on Facebook today. It reads, “It’s been a great 3 years! All my thanks to my colleagues at Linden Lab and our wonderful customers I wish you the very best for the future and continued success! I am starting up a company to make Art, Entertainment and unusual things! More on that in a few weeks!”

Humble’s work-history includes The Sims 2, The Sims 3, EverQuest and more. He became Linden Lab’s CEO in January 2011.

We’ll have more on this as it comes.




  1. thegrimmling

    I actually met my real world wife in Second Life in 2005.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    Second Life can be a lovely thing, honestly, if you know where to look. This is why colleges, universities, and businesses often hold lectures, meetings, and seminars there. It’s a pretty great way to interact with people, and it can be super-handy for synchronised demonstration videos.

    There’s some amazing stuff there that people built, too. I was so sad when the Eder d’Uru server was taken offline due to lack of funding, because what people had managed to do there was stunning. Plus, I liked chilling at the Great Zero (which I also do in the real Uru from time to time). And I absolutely loved the SL variation of the KI device (though, sadly, mine has since stopped working).

    I have a lot of good memories of the place. There’s a lot of everything in Second Life, it very much depends on what you’re looking for. And you do find exactly what you’re looking for.

    #2 11 months ago

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